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Playground Burn Injuries A Risk On Warm Days, Safety Officials Warn

Children can be injured on playground equipment any time of the year, but federal safety officials warn that summer presents an extra danger: surfaces that become excessively hot under in the summer sun. Parents and guardians should always touch the surfaces of playground equipment with their hand before allowing young children to play, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises. If the surface is too hot to keep a hand on, it will likely cause the child to suffer from thermal burns or rashes. The risk of thermal injuries from too-hot playground equipment is especially high with children younger ... Read More